Topic: Watercolor Class
We gave a try at drawing the Mona Lisa a few weeks ago. I did this with compressed charcoal on smooth newsprint. I use this newsprint because its cheap. One can get the end of the roll at a newspaper printer's for a few dollars. It lasts a long time and one can also use the paper to cover banquet tables for a community supper.
As for the drawing - I started with a loose roughing in of the eyes and kept on roughing in - nose, mouth, chin, cheeks, hairline, hair. I kept it vague until she started to appear out of the mist. Her head is not quite long enough but I can live with it. I like the drawing even though its not exactly DaVinci's La Gioconda. Read more on DaVinci and Mona Lisa at Web Museum.